The Diocese of Sault Ste. Marie announces the following

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Most Reverend Marcel Damphousse

His Holiness Pope Francis:

1.     has made the provision to amalgamate the Archdiocese of Ottawa and the Diocese of Alexandria-Cornwall into one ecclesiastical circumscription and to create the Archdiocese of Ottawa-Cornwall;

2.     has appointed the Most Reverend Terrence Prendergast, S.J., currently Archbishop of Ottawa and Bishop of Alexandria-Cornwall, as Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Ottawa-Cornwall

3.     has appointed the Most Reverend Marcel Damphousse, currently Bishop of Sault Ste-Marie, as Coadjutor Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Ottawa-Cornwall.

The Most Reverend Marcel Damphousse will begin his new position on June 16, 2020.  A new Bishop for the Diocese of Sault Ste. Marie has not yet been appointed.